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Police hunt down student leaders
Police hunt down student leaders
Details of #FeesMustFall leaders at Wits University being targeted by police emerged this week. They revealed that they are under constant...
​Universities’ security path ups the ante
​Universities’ security path ups the ante
COMMENT"Burn to be heard.” This chilling statement has been doing the rounds through word of mouth and social media on campuses in recent...
How brute force yielded to naked resistance
How brute force yielded to naked resistance
This week at the University of the Witwatersrand, at the height of clashes between police and student protesters and amid the stones, rubber...
#UKZN: A rape allegation, police violence and the women students who feel vulnerable
#UKZN: A rape allegation, police violence and the women students who feel vulnerable
Despite only making headlines recently, student protests at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) have been going on for almost a month. The...
LGBTI people in Uganda under threat, but undeterred
LGBTI people in Uganda under threat, but undeterred
A rainbow-coloured flag fluttered in the background. The hall, beautifully decorated and contestants for the Mr/Ms/Mx Pride Uganda beauty pageant...
#BlackLivesMatter study: sorrow more likely to induce action than anger
#BlackLivesMatter study: sorrow more likely to induce action than anger
Tweets related to the Black Lives Matter movement suggest that sadness, rather than anger, might be more effective in galvanising people into action,...
Activists say women were assaulted by Marikana police for protesting for jobs
Activists say women were assaulted by Marikana police for protesting for jobs
Thirty eight protesters, who are members of a group called the Marikana Unemployed Youth Forum, were arrested on charges of public violence on...
Tatane, Macia, Marikana: South Africa's own #BlackLivesMatter moment is long overdue
Tatane, Macia, Marikana: South Africa's own #BlackLivesMatter moment is long overdue
In 2012, after Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was gunned down in...
Watch Jesse Williams eviscerate racism and whiteness in his BET Awards speech
Watch Jesse Williams eviscerate racism and whiteness in his BET Awards speech
On Sunday night Grey's Anatomy actor and civil rights activist Jesse Williams gave a speech that can only be described as a call-to-action...
Police on trial for deserting abuse victims
Police on trial for deserting abuse victims
Between rheumatoid arthritis and high blood pressure, 74-year-old Brenda Hedges was effectively paralysed from the waist down. She lay helplessly...
Texas police officer in pool party video resigns
Texas police officer in pool party video resigns
A Texas police officer videotaped pulling a gun out at a teen pool party resigned on Tuesday in the latest racially-charged incident involving...

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